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2016 Marine Corps Birthday Message

10 November 2016

This year is the 241st Marine Corps Birthday. What others wouldn’t do, we have done. “You will sweat for each other, you will bleed for each other if you need to, that’s what true family is.” — Capt. Charles Broun


Memorial Day 2016: So That We May Always Live Free…

30 May 2016

Thank you to


Andrew Marmouget (@oldgrandman on Twitter) who sent me this video.)


@GarySinise : “My Life is Better Because I Became Catholic.”

18 August 2014

We are big fans here at AlwaysCatholic.com of Gary Sinise. After watching this video and reading this post you will know why. We are proud to say that with over 445,000 followers on Twitter and following only 1100, @AlwaysCatholic is one of the 1,100.
We never quite understood why but after reading about his Catholic Faith, we understand and are grateful he follows us.

Published on You Tube at CatholicTV
Aug 7, 2014

Gary Sinise speaks about his Catholic faith and his foundation to care for our wounded warriors with Father Robert Reed and Kevin Nelson at the 2014 Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention.

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Published at Aleteia
by Susan E. Wills

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise – actor, director, bass player, patriot, philanthropist and convert to Catholicism – was a surprise guest at the Knights of Columbus’ annual convention in Orlando earlier this month.

The person who was most surprised about being there may have been Gary Sinise himself. He confessed that “he and his family weren’t part of any religion” until his wife returned to her mother’s abandoned Catholic roots in 2000 and he subsequently slow-walked his way to Confirmation in 2010.

He recounted his initial shock and eventual support of his wife’s decision in an interview several years ago. He’d been filming in North Carolina when his wife, Moira, and three kids came for a visit, at the same time a hurricane was heading ashore. Figuring that flights would be grounded, he rented a car and drove them toward Charlotte through gale force winds, pounding rain and all-to-close lightning strikes. At one point Moira turned to him and announced that when she returned to Chicago, she was going back to the Catholic Church and the kids were going to attend Catholic schools. He was stunned and none too happy about the decision. The only knowledge he had of Catholic schools were the awful stories two friends had told him, friends who were also “guilt-ridden.” So he said something like “No! Are you crazy?”

But Moira did as she planned, enrolling in RCIA and enrolling the children in Catholic school. Two years later, at the Easter Vigil, she entered the Church. In the meantime, the school turned out to be the opposite of what he expected. He discovered that it was a great environment and became a big supporter. It was another 10 years before he crossed the Tiber, but it was 10 years filled with charitable activities.

Shortly after 9/11, he was “invited as a celebrity” to entertain the first responders and that led to his learning about heroes like Father Mychal Judge, a chaplain for the NY Fire Department who died while aiding victims of the attacks on the Twin Towers.

In 2003, Sinise co-founded “Operation Iraqi Children,” which over nine years supported the great work of American troops by gathering and donating supply school supplies and clothing to the children whose schools had been rebuilt by the troops. Donations included 358,763 School Supply Kits, thousands of boxes of stuffed animals, shoes and sports equipment, hundreds of boxes of shoes, clothes, supplies, food and hygiene items and toys.

It was during the 50 USO tours and 119 USO concerts for troops performed by Sinise’s band, the Lt.Dan Band, that he became passionate about helping America’s wounded veterans. His foundation embarked on the Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment (RISE) program. The goal is to build “smart homes” for the service members who were most seriously wounded.

In partnership with the Knights of Columbus, a former Army infantryman who lost both legs and one arm in a roadside explosion in Afghanistan, was able to move into a new high-tech home with his wife.

Sinise expressed gratitude for the Knights’ collaboration and for their years of “incredibly generous and voluminous charitable work and mission.”

Thank you to Aleitea, the Kof C and to Catholic TV for posting about this great Catholic American.


Acts of Kindness for an Army Vet with Cancer via @HomefrontHugs

5 February 2014

Posted by Pvt. Sarah Campbell USARNG
5 February 2014 A.D.

We are posting this blog Piece for our friends at HomefrontHugs.org. This organization is one of our favorites for soldiers, veterans and military families. Please consider helping out by send a card of good wishes for one of our country’s finest as he battles cancer.

Posted at HomefrontHugs.org:

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SPECIAL MISSION TO LIFT SPIRITS OF A BRAVE
VETERAN – SEND A LETTER OF THANKS :

A very sick Army Captain now at home after care in a California hospital,USC Norris Cancer Hospital, needs some hope, kindness and thanks from all of us!

When Captain Walter Conn served as a missile officer, he also played football and boxed for the Army in Europe.
Captain Conn has always given back to others his entire life,and is a huge opera fan. Now it is our turn to thank him. Our hero is battling bone marrow cancer.

We are asking everyone to find a few minutes to send some cheer, a kind note or card, a heartfelt letter so he knows this country cares. To respect his privacy,we ask that you send your notes of comfort and thanks for his service to us at Homefront Hugs headquarters.We will send everything on to his family in California.

CaptainConncardsxo-150x150Send any cards, letters,notes,drawings, or banners of support at the latest by Feb 8th to:
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Homefront Hugs USA
Attn: Captain Walter J.Conn
1850 Brookfield Drive
Ann Arbor , MI 48103
***************
p.s Let him hear from fellow veterans please
as this would mean so much.

For more information please click HERE to go to Homefront Hugs! Hooah!


One Minute Each Night – A Prayer for America

13 March 2012

I have a dear friend who is family to me. He has singlehandledly kept the Latin Mass going in his diocese even when it wasn’t fashionable to do so. He would tell me NEVER to give up when the struggle seemed insurmountable. He was right. Summorum Pontificum became our reward.

My friend is also as passionate about our country as he is about our Catholic Faith. Yesterday he emailed me something that gave me hope. Today I share it with you, my readers because I know you will NEVER give up…

Please share this with as many people as possible. As my doctor told me last year when part of my illness was healed, “Prayer works…” It does, even one minute a day.

 

This is the scariest election we as Christians have ever faced, and from the looks of the polls, the Christians aren’t voting Christian values. We all need to be on our knees.

Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders unfold. This scripture gives us, as Christians, ownership of this land and the ability to call upon God to heal it. I challenge you to do that. We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land.

This election is the scariest I remember in my lifetime. 2 Chronicles 7:14. ‘If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves,and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’

During WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill, who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute, to collectively pray for the safety of England , its people and peace. This had an amazing effect, as bombing stopped.

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America .

The United States of America , and our citizens, need prayer more than ever!!! If you would like to participate, each evening at 9:00 P.M.Eastern Time (8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific), stop whatever you’re doing, and spend one minute praying  for the safety of the United States,our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, the upcoming election,that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land,and that Christianity will grow in the U.S.

Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Thank you.

Please pass this on to anyone who you think will want to join us.

God Bless You!!!


A Christmas Card for our soldiers…

22 December 2010

Christmas Soldier

Sofia, Mary, Sean and all the contributors at Always Catholic Blog pray that Our Divine Savior and His Most Blessed Mother guide and protect each and every one of our soldiers.

God Love them! Merry Christmas!



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